If you have filed an employment claim, a Bronx employment law attorney can attest that one of the most important elements to consider is the size of the company that employed you. When evaluating an employment claim, your Bronx employment attorney will want to learn as much as possible about the defendants. Your attorney will need to know the following:
- The size of the employers
- The financial resources of the employers
- The litigation philosophy of the employers
In regards to the size, there are two things to consider:
- Title VII
- Views of Litigation
Most statutes that outlaw discrimination cannot be applied unless their are more than a certain number of employees. Most statues define this as having fifteen or more employees each working twenty or more weeks in the previous year. If the employer does not meet this number, then Title VII does not apply.
Views of Litigation
Smaller companies tend to view litigation as a personal attack, unlike larger companies, who typically understand that litigation is part of the cost of doing business. When a company feels that they are under attack, they are less likely to settle. Also, smaller companies tend to hire smaller law firms, which usually attack litigation cases aggressively.
Don’t Go at It Alone
For more information regarding how to best evaluate the defendant company in your employment case, contact a Bronx employment law attorney with The Law Offices of Delmas A. Costin Jr. at (877) 440-0854.